I am not going to say much in this simple little study, I do not need to. Let the Scriptures tell the whole story.
Do not believe the lie that no one is or can be righteous, the Scriptures is full of people who were and are and will be.
The word 'righteous' in Hebrew is:
1) just, lawful, righteous
1a) just, righteous (in government)
1b) just, right (in one’s cause)
1c) just, righteous (in conduct and character)
1d) righteous (as justified and vindicated by Elohim)
1e) right, correct, lawful
Part of Speech: adjective
A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: from H6663
Same Word by TWOT Number: 1879c
1) to be just, be righteous
1a1) to have a just cause, be in the right
1a2) to be justified
1a3) to be just (of Elohim)
1a4) to be just, be righteous (in conduct and character)
1b) (Niphal) to be put or made right, be justified
1c) (Piel) justify, make to appear righteous, make someone righteous
1d1) to do or bring justice (in administering law)
1d2) to declare righteous, justify
1d3) to justify, vindicate the cause of, save
1d4) to make righteous, turn to righteousness
1e) (Hithpael) to justify oneself
Part of Speech: verb
A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: a primitive root
Same Word by TWOT Number: 1879
(Gen 18:23) And Abraham drew near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wrong?
(Gen 18:25) “Far be it from You to act in this way, to slay the righteous with the wrong, so that the righteous should be as the wrong. Far be it from You! Does the Judge of all the earth not do right?”
(Exo 23:7) “Keep yourself far from a false matter, and do not kill the innocent and the righteous, for I do not declare the wrong right.
(Exo 23:8) “And do not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the seeing one and twists the words of the righteous.
(Deu 16:19) “Do not distort right-ruling. Do not show partiality, nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.
(Deu 25:1) “When there is a dispute between men, then they shall come unto judgment, and they shall be judged, and the righteous declared righteous and the wrongdoer declared wrong.
Would this not indicate there are 2 types; the righteous and the wrongdoer. Where in Scripture does it say that the wrongdoer will enter the Kingdom Of Yahweh?
(Jdg 5:11) “By the voice of shouters, between the places of drawing water, there they recount the righteous acts of יהוה, the righteous acts of His leadership in Yisra’ĕl; then the people of יהוה shall go down to the gates.
(1Sa 12:7) “And now, stand still, so that I judge you before יהוה concerning all the righteous acts of יהוה which He did to you and your fathers:
(1Ki 8:32) then hear in the heavens, and act and rightly rule Your servants, declaring the wrongdoer wrong, bringing his way on his head, and declaring the righteous right by giving him according to his righteousness.
But, I am confused, because all the teachers of Torah that I know and the teachers in churchianity that I once knew, teach and/or taught that “there are NONE righteous, no not one!”.
(2Ch 6:23) then hear in the heavens, and act, and rightly rule Your servants, repaying the wrong by bringing his way on his own head, and declare right the righteous by giving him according to his righteousness.
(Job 12:4) I have become a laughing-stock to my friends – one who has called on Eloah and He answered him! A laughing-stock is the righteous, the perfect one!
(Job 17:9) And the righteous holds to his way, and he who has clean hands becomes stronger and stronger.
(Job 22:19) The righteous see it and are glad, and the innocent mock at them and say,
(Job 27:17) he lays up, but the righteous puts it on, and the innocent divides the silver.
(Job 36:7) He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous, and sovereigns on the throne, and seats them forever, and they are exalted.
This is the whole of the Book of Iyob Job) and this argument exists yet today. Iyob was declared to be righteous by Yahweh in the beginning of the Book and all his friends, and other teachers of the faith, all told him that he was not righteous and that none can be, because Yahweh would never allow anyone to suffer as Iyob had if they had not sinned. But in the end Yahweh speaks and declares Iyob to be right and the others to be wrong.
The Book of Iyob needs to be studied by those who are not teaching righteousness, as do they need to heed the words of our Messiah, Yahusha in Mattityahu.
Mat 5:19 “Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.
Mat 5:20 “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall by no means enter into the reign of the heavens.
The prophet Elisha died of some sickness, it is not clear what, but he was a righteous man, receiving a double portion of the Qadesh Spirit from Eliyahu when he was taken into heaven by Yahweh. Our Messiah also tells us that not all sickness and inflictions are because of sin. There were righteous sovereigns of Yahudah that were inflicted with disease and died. Frankly I get very tired of hearing people say that we cannot keep the ‘Law’. That is not what is taught by our Messiah or by the twelve true emissaries of Yahusha, read their writings in the Re-Newed Covenant instead of the false, self-proclaimed 13th apostle and you will get a better understanding of the teachings of Yahweh/Yahusha and come to the truth and to the knowledge of the truth. Ignorance is no longer ignorance when it is kept on purpose. Once you know the Truth, you are responsible for that knowledge, but it is rebellious sin to ignore the truth so that you don’t have to acknowledge the responsibility. But, I do need to add to this, freedom resides in obedience. I have never felt as free as when I circumcised my heart and repented and began to obey my Messiah. As Scripture states; “My people perish for lack of knowledge”. Stop being spoon fed your belief and read and study the Scriptures for yourself, challenge the false doctrines of ‘man’. We are commanded in the Scripture to diligently search the Scriptures to know that what you are being taught is the truth, that is every person’s personal responsibility, we are told not to trust man but only trust Yahweh/Yahusha. He allowed some falseness to come into the ‘bible’ as we know it today, but He also made sure that the truth is hidden in there, there are many clues and warnings that are overlooked by casual readers and are not picked up until you learn about these falsities. We will get into many of these when we discuss false-prophets/teachers, of which most of the true emissaries of Messiah speak of as well as many warnings from Yahusha about these false teachers, “that were already in the world”, and would arise soon after His demise, to persecute the truth and destroy it, which is evident and a habit of HaSatan every time truth and light comes forth.
Please do not be led astray by those who say you cannot be righteous, the evidence in these Scriptures are proof of the lie.
Those false teachers are declaring the wrong right and condemning the righteous.
(Pro 17:15) He who declares the wrong right, And he who condemns the righteous, Both of them are an abomination to יהוה.
(Psa 1:5) Therefore the wrong shall not rise in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
(Psa 1:6) For יהוה knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wrong comes to naught.
(Psa 5:12) For You bless the righteous, O יהוה; You surround him with favour as with a shield.
(Psa 7:9) Please let the evil of the wrong be ended, And establish the righteous; For the righteous Elohim is a trier of hearts and kidneys.
(Psa 11:3) When the foundations are destroyed, What shall the righteous do?
(Psa 11:5) יהוה tries the righteous, But His being shall hate the wrong And the one who loves violence.
Again, you are either right, or you are wrong. No one can be both.
(Psa 14:5) There they are in great fear, For יהוה is with the generation of the righteous.
(Psa 31:18) Let lips of falsehood be stilled, Which speak recklessly against the righteous, With pride and scorn.
(Psa 34:15) The eyes of יהוה are on the righteous, And His ears unto their cry.
(Psa 34:17) The righteous cried out, and יהוה heard, And delivered them out of all their distresses.
(Psa 34:21) Evil does slay the wrong, And those who hate the righteous are guilty.
(Psa 37:12) The wrong plots against the righteous, And gnashes his teeth at him.
(Psa 37:16) Better is the little of the righteous one, Than the riches of many wrongdoers.
(Psa 37:17) For the arms of the wrongdoers are broken, But יהוה sustains the righteous.
(Psa 37:21) The wrongdoer is borrowing and does not repay, But the righteous one shows favour and gives.
(Psa 37:25) I have been young, and now I am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Or his seed begging bread.
(Psa 37:29) The righteous shall inherit the earth, And dwell in it forever.
(Psa 37:30) The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of right-ruling.
(Psa 37:32) The wrong one is watching for the righteous, And is seeking to slay him.
(Psa 37:39) But the deliverance of the righteous is from יהוה, Their strength in time of distress.
(Psa 52:6) And let the righteous see and fear, And laugh at him, saying,
(Psa 55:22) Cast your burden on יהוה, And let Him sustain you; He never allows the righteous to be shaken.
(Psa 58:10) The righteous rejoices when he has seen the vengeance, He washes his feet in the blood of the wrong,
(Psa 58:11) And man says, “Truly, the righteous are rewarded; Truly, there is an Elohim judging in the earth.”
(Psa 64:10) The righteous rejoice in יהוה, And shall take refuge in Him, And all the upright in heart praise Him.
(Psa 68:3) But the righteous are glad, They exult before Elohim. And they rejoice with gladness.
(Psa 69:28) Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, And not be written with the righteous.
(Psa 72:7) Let the righteous flourish in His days, With plenty of peace, Till the moon is no more.
(Psa 75:10) “And all the horns of the wrong I cut off; The horns of the righteous are lifted up.”
(Psa 92:12) The righteous one flourishes like a palm tree, He grows like a cedar in Lebanon.
(Psa 94:21) They band together against the life of the righteous, And declare innocent blood wrong.
(Psa 97:11) Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.
(Psa 112:4) Light has risen in the darkness to the straight ones, Those showing favour, The compassionate, And the righteous.
(Psa 112:6) For he is never shaken; The righteous is remembered forever.
(Psa 118:15) The voice of rejoicing and deliverance Is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of יהוה is doing mightily.
(Psa 118:20) This is the gate of יהוה, The righteous enter through it.
(Psa 125:3) For the sceptre of wrongness shall not rest On the land allotted to the righteous, Lest the righteous stretch forth their hands to unrighteousness.
(Psa 140:13) Only, let the righteous give thanks to Your Name, Let the straight ones dwell in Your presence.
(Psa 141:5) Let the righteous one smite me Or reprove me in kindness – It is oil on my head. Let my head not refuse it. My prayer is still against their evil deeds.
(Psa 142:7) “Bring my being out of prison, To give thanks to Your Name. Let the righteous gather around me, Because You deal kindly with me.”
(Psa 146:8) יהוה opens the eyes of the blind, יהוה raises those who are bowed down, יהוה loves the righteous.
(Pro 3:33) The curse of יהוה is on the house of the wrong, But He blesses the home of the righteous.
(Pro 4:18) But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.
(Pro 10:3) יהוה does not let the being of the righteous go hungry, But He thrusts away the desire of the wrong.
(Pro 10:6) Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But violence covers the mouth of the wrong.
(Pro 10:7) The remembrance of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wrong ones rot.
(Pro 10:11) The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But violence covers the mouth of the wrong.
(Pro 10:16) The wage of the righteous is for life, The increase of the wrong is for sin.
(Pro 10:20) The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The heart of the wrong is of little value.
(Pro 10:21) The lips of the righteous shepherd many, But fools die for lack of heart.
(Pro 10:24) What the wrong one fears comes upon him, But the desire of the righteous is granted.
(Pro 10:25) As the whirlwind passes by, The wrong one is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.
(Pro 10:28) The righteous look forward to joy, But the expectancy of the wrong ones perish.
(Pro 10:30) The righteous is never shaken, While the wrong shall not dwell in the earth.
(Pro 10:31) The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, But the tongue of perverseness is cut out.
(Pro 10:32) The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing, But the mouth of the wrong speaks perverseness.
(Pro 11:8) The righteous is delivered from distress, And the wrong one takes his place.
(Pro 11:9) The defiled one destroys his neighbour with his mouth, But the righteous is delivered by knowledge.
(Pro 11:10) When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices. And when the wrong perish, there is shouting.
(Pro 11:21) Hand to hand, the evil one does not go unpunished, But the seed of the righteous shall escape.
(Pro 11:23) The desire of the righteous is only good, The expectancy of the wrong is wrath.
(Pro 11:28) He who trusts in his riches falls, But the righteous flourish like a leaf.
(Pro 11:30) The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is winning lives is wise.
(Pro 11:31) See, the righteous in the earth shall be rewarded, How much more the wrong and the sinner!
(Pro 12:3) A man is not established by wrongness, But the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
(Pro 12:5) The thoughts of the righteous are right-ruling, The counsels of the wrong are deceit.
(Pro 12:7) The wrong are overthrown, And are no more, But the house of the righteous stands.
(Pro 12:10) The righteous regards the life of his beast, But the compassion of the wrong is cruelty.
(Pro 12:12) The wrong shall covet the catch of evil-doers, But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
(Pro 12:13) In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare, But the righteous gets out of distress.
(Pro 12:21) No harm befalls the righteous, But the wrong shall be filled with evil.
(Pro 12:26) The righteous is a guide to his neighbour, But the way of the wrong leads them astray.
(Pro 13:21) Evil pursues sinners, But good is repaid to the righteous.
(Pro 13:22) A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
(Pro 13:25) The righteous eats to the satisfying of his being, But the stomach of the wrong is lacking.
(Pro 14:19) The evil ones shall bow before the good, And the wrong ones at the gates of the righteous.
(Pro 14:32) By his own evildoing the wrong is thrust down, But the righteous has a refuge in his death.
(Pro 15:6) The household of the righteous is a great treasure, But in the income of the wrong is trouble.
(Pro 15:28) The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wrong pours out evil.
(Pro 17:15) He who declares the wrong right, And he who condemns the righteous, Both of them are an abomination to יהוה.
(Pro 17:26) It is also not good to punish the righteous one, To smite noble ones for straightness.
(Pro 18:5) It is not good to show partiality to the wrong, Or to turn aside the righteous in right-ruling.
(Pro 18:10) The Name of יהוה is a strong tower; The righteous run into it and are safe.
(Pro 20:7) The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.
(Pro 21:12) The Righteous One observes the house of the wrong; He overthrows the wrong for their evil.
(Pro 21:15) To do right-ruling is joy to the righteous, But ruin to the workers of wickedness.
(Pro 21:18) The wrong is a ransom for the righteous, And the treacherous for the straight.
(Pro 21:26) He covets greedily all day long, But the righteous gives and does not withhold.
(Pro 23:24) The father of the righteous greatly rejoices, And he who brings forth a wise one delights in him.
(Pro 24:15) Do not lie in wait, O wrong one, Against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not ravage his resting place;
(Pro 28:1) The wrong shall flee though no one pursues, But the righteous are as bold as a lion.
(Pro 28:12) When the righteous exult, there is great comeliness; But when the wrong arise, a man is searched for.
(Pro 28:28) When the wrong rise up, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.
(Pro 29:2) When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; But when a wrong one rules, the people sigh.
(Pro 29:6) An evil man is ensnared by transgression, But the righteous sings and rejoices.
(Pro 29:7) The righteous knows the plea of the poor, The wrong does not understand such knowledge.
(Pro 29:16) When the wrong become many, transgression increases; But the righteous look on their fall.
(Pro 29:27) An unrighteous man Is an abomination to the righteous, And he who is straight in the way Is an abomination to the wrong.
(Ecc 3:17) I said in my heart, “Elohim judges the righteous and the wrong, for there is a time for every matter and for every work.”
(Ecc 8:14) There is a futility which has been done on earth, that there are righteous ones who get according to the deeds of the wrong. And there are wrong ones who get according to the deeds of the righteous. I said that this too is futile.
(Ecc 9:1) For all this I took to heart, even to search out all this: that the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of Elohim. No man knows whether love or hatred awaits him.
(Ecc 9:2) It is the same for all: One event to the righteous and to the wrong; to the good, and to the clean, and to the unclean; and to the one slaughtering and to the one not slaughtering. As is the good one, so is the sinner; the one swearing as the one fearing an oath.
(Isa 3:10) “Say to the righteous it is well, for they eat the fruit of their doings.
(Isa 5:23) who declare right the wrong for a bribe, and the righteousness of the righteous they turn aside from him!
(Isa 24:16) From the ends of the earth we shall hear songs, “Splendour to the Righteous One!” But I say, “I waste away, I waste away! Woe to me! The treacherous betray, with treachery the treacherous betray.”
(Isa 26:2) “Open the gates, let the righteous nation which guards the truth enter in.
(Isa 26:7) The path of the righteous is uprightness; O upright One, You weigh the course of the righteous.
Isa 26:8 Also, in the path of Your right-rulings, O יהוה, we have waited for You; the longing of our being is for Your Name and for the remembrance of You.
Isa 26:9 My being longs for You in the night, also, my spirit within me seeks You earnestly. For when Your right-rulings are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world shall learn righteousness.
Isa 26:10 The wrong finds favour, yet he shall not learn righteousness; in the land of straightforwardness he acts perversely, and does not see the excellency of יהוה.
Isa 26:11 O יהוה, Your hand is high, they do not see. They see the ardour of the people and are ashamed; also, let the fire for Your adversaries consume them.
Isa 26:12 O יהוה, You establish peace for us, for You have also done all our works in us.
Isa 26:13 O יהוה our Elohim, other masters besides You have had rule over us; only in You do we make mention of Your Name
As I am reading this chapter in Yeshayahu, I am thinking it is totally applicable to this study so I am adding this here: This is not necessarily only pertaining to drunkards but to all who scoff at the Torah of Yahweh;
Isa 28:1 Woe to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephrayim, and to the fading flower of its splendid comeliness that is on the head of the fertile valley, to those who are overcome with wine!
Isa 28:2 See, יהוה has one who is mighty and strong, like a downpour of hail and a destroying storm, like a flood of mighty waters overflowing, who casts down to the earth with the hand.
Isa 28:3 The proud crown of the drunkards of Ephrayim, is trampled under foot;
Isa 28:4 and the fading flower of its splendid comeliness that is on the head of the fertile valley, like the first fruit before the summer, which, when one sees it, he eats it up while it is still in his hand.
Isa 28:5 In that day יהוה of hosts is for a crown of splendour and a head-dress of comeliness to the remnant of His people,
Isa 28:6 and a spirit of right-ruling to him who sits in right-ruling, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
Isa 28:7 And these too have gone astray through wine, and through strong drink wandered about. Priest and prophet have gone astray through strong drink, they are swallowed up by wine, they wander about through strong drink, they go astray in vision, they stumble in right-ruling.
Isa 28:8 For all tables shall be covered with vomit, no place without filth.
Isa 28:9 Whom would He teach knowledge? And whom would He make to understand the message? Those weaned from milk, those taken from the breasts!
Isa 28:10 For it is: command upon command, command upon command, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.
Isa 28:11 For with a jabbering lip and a foreign tongue He speaks to this people,
Isa 28:12 to whom He said, “This is the rest, give rest to the weary,” and, “This is the refreshing.” But they would not hear.
Isa 28:13 But the Word of יהוה was to them, “Command upon command, command upon command, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little,” so that they go and shall stumble backward, and be broken and snared and taken captive.
Isa 28:14 Therefore hear the Word of יהוה, you men of scorn, who rule this people who are in Yerushalayim,
Isa 28:15 because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, and with the grave we have effected a vision. When the overflowing scourge passes through, it does not come to us, for we have made lying our refuge, and under falsehood we have hidden ourselves.”
Isa 28:16 Therefore thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I am laying in Tsiyon a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious corner-stone, a settled foundation. He who trusts shall not hasten away.
Isa 28:17 And I shall make right-ruling the measuring line, and righteousness the plummet. And the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lying, and the waters overflow the hiding place.
Isa 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your vision with the grave not stand. When an overflowing scourge passes through, then you shall be trampled down by it.
Isa 28:19 As often as it passes through it shall take you, for it shall pass through every morning, and by day and by night. And it shall be only trembling to understand the message.”
Isa 28:20 For the bed shall be too short for a man to stretch out on, and the covering shall be too narrow to wrap himself in it.
Isa 28:21 For יהוה rises up as at Mount Peratsim, and He is wroth as at the Valley of Gibʽon, to do His work, His strange work, and to do His deed, His strange deed.
Isa 28:22 And now, do not be scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong. For I have heard from the Master יהוה of hosts, a destruction decreed upon all the earth.
Isa 28:23 Give ear and hear my voice, listen and hear my Word.
Isa 28:24 Does the ploughman keep ploughing all day to sow? Does he keep turning his soil and breaking the clods?
Isa 28:25 When he has leveled its surface, does he not sow the caraway and scatter the cumin, plant the wheat in rows, the barley in the appointed place, and the spelt in its place?
Isa 28:26 For He instructs him for right-ruling, his Elohim teaches him.
Isa 28:27 For caraway is not threshed with a threshing sledge, nor is a wagon wheel rolled over cumin, but caraway is beaten out with a stick, and cumin with a rod.
Isa 28:28 Grain is crushed, so one does not go on threshing it forever, nor break it with his wagon wheel, nor crush it with his horsemen.
Isa 28:29 Even this has come from יהוה of hosts, who did wonders in counsel, who made wisdom great.
Yahweh’s Torah is NOT too hard for us, It says so in Debarim;
Deu 30:11 “For this command which I am commanding you today, it is not too hard for you, nor is it far off.
Yahweh would never give His people a Torah that could not be followed and/or kept, He does give us freewill, so that He knows who loves Him enough to keep His commands. “If you love Me, you will obey Me”.
The Scriptures in no way indicate that we cannot keep the Law, but it does say that because of their rebellion, that they would not.
Messiah also tells us that His burden is light, Yahusha’s light burden and Yahweh’s Torah are one in the same.
Mat 11:28 “Come to Me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I shall give you rest.
Mat 11:29 “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble in heart, and you shall find rest for your beings.
Mat 11:30 “For My yoke is gentle and My burden is light.”
Isa 29:19 And the meek ones shall increase their joy in יהוה, and the poor among men rejoice in the Set-apart One of Yisra’ĕl.
Isa 29:20 For the ruthless one is brought to naught, the scorner is consumed, and all who watch for evil shall be cut off,
(Isa 29:21) those who make a man to sin in word, and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate, and turn aside the righteous with empty reasoning.
(Isa 41:2) “Who raised up the righteous one from the east, called him to His foot, gave the nations before him, and made sovereigns submit to him? He gave them as the dust to his sword, as driven stubble to his bow.
(Isa 49:24) Is prey taken from the mighty, and the captives of the righteous delivered?
(Isa 57:1) The righteous one has perished, and no one takes it to heart. And kind men are taken away, while no one understands that the righteous one is taken away from the presence of evil,
(Jer 20:12) But, O יהוה of hosts, trying the righteous, and seeing the kidneys and heart, let me see Your vengeance on them, for I have revealed my cause to You.
(Lam 4:13) It was because of the sins of her prophets, The crookednesses of her priests, Who shed in her midst the blood of the righteous.
(Eze 3:21) “But if you have warned the righteous one that the righteous should not sin, and he did not sin, he shall certainly live because he has been warned, and you have delivered your being.”
(Eze 13:22) “Because with falsehood you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad. And you have strengthened the hands of the wrong, so that he does not turn from his evil way, to keep him alive.
(Eze 18:20) “The being who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the crookedness of the father, nor the father bear the crookedness of the son. The righteousness of the righteous is upon himself, and the wrongness of the wrong is upon himself.
(Eze 21:3) “And you shall say to the land of Yisra’ĕl, ‘Thus said יהוה, “See, I am against you, and I shall draw My sword out of its sheath and cut off from you the righteous and the wrong.
(Eze 21:4) “Because I shall cut off from you the righteous and the wrong, therefore My sword shall go out of its sheath against all flesh from south to north.
(Eze 33:12) “And you, O son of man, say to the children of your people, ‘The righteousness of the righteous man shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression. And as for the wrongness of the wrong, he shall not stumble because of it in the day that he turns from his wrong. And the righteous shall not be able to live because of his righteousness in the day that he sins.’
(Eze 33:13) “When I say to the righteous that he shall live, and he has trusted in his righteousness, and shall do unrighteousness, none of his righteousness shall be remembered, but because of his unrighteousness that he has done, he shall die.
(Eze 33:18) “When the righteous turns from his righteousness and does unrighteousness, he shall die because of it.
(Hos 14:9) Who is wise and understands these words, discerning and knows them? For the ways of יהוה are straight, and the righteous walk in them, but the transgressors stumble in them.
(Amo 2:6) Thus said יהוה, “For three transgressions of Yisra’ĕl, and for four, I do not turn it back, because they sell the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of sandals,
(Amo 5:12) For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, afflicting the righteous and accepting bribes, and turning aside the poor at the gate.
(Hab 1:4) Therefore the Torah ceases, and right-ruling never goes forth. For the wrong hem in the righteous, so that right-ruling comes out twisted.
(Hab 2:4) “See, he whose being is not upright in him is puffed up. But the righteous one lives by his steadfastness.
(Mal 3:18) “Then you shall again see the difference between the righteous and the wrong, between one who serves Elohim and one who does not serve Him.
(Mat 9:13) “But go and learn what this means, ‘I desire compassion and not offering.’ For I did not come to call the righteous to repentance, but sinners.”
(Mat 13:43) “Then the righteous shall shine forth as the sun in the reign of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
(Mat 13:49) “Thus shall it be at the end of the age: the messengers shall come forth, and separate the wicked out of the midst of the righteous,
(Mat 23:29) “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous,
(Mat 23:35) so that on you should come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Hebel to the blood of Zekaryah, son of Berekyah, whom you murdered between the Dwelling Place and the altar.
(Mat 25:37) “Then the righteous shall answer Him, saying, ‘Master, when did we see You hungry and we fed You, or thirsty and gave You to drink?
(Mat 25:46) “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into everlasting life.”
(Mar 2:17) And hearing this, יהושע said to them, “Those who are strong have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous to repentance, but sinners.”
(Luk 1:17) “And he shall go before Him in the spirit and power of Ěliyahu, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the insight of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for יהוה.”
(Luk 5:32) “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
(Luk 14:14) and you shall be blessed, because they do not have to repay you. For you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
(Act 7:52) “Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who before announced the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers,
(Heb 10:38) “But the righteous shall live by belief, but if anyone draws back, my being has no pleasure in him.”
(Jas 5:6) You have condemned, you have murdered the righteous – he does not resist you.
(1Pe 3:12) “Because the eyes of יהוה are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers, but the face of יהוה is against those who do evil.”
(1Pe 3:18) Because even Messiah once suffered for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to Elohim, having been put to death indeed in flesh but made alive in the Spirit,
(1Pe 4:18) And if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where shall the wicked and the sinner appear?
There are none righteous?? NOT one??
Maybe before we accept Messiah Yahusha into our life, but from then on we are required to live righteously.
If you are not hearing the Teaching of the Messiah and staying in Him and walking in righteousness, you are being led astray.
And if you are teaching that none are righteous and no one can be righteous, you are one who is leading astray and Scripture says; “Woe to the shepherds that lead My people astray”. Messiah said it would be better if that person had not been born. That tells me there is a Hell and the teaching that you just are no more is false.
Just before Mosheh gave us ‘The Song of Mosheh’ Yahweh gave him the message of the Blessings and the Curses of Debarim 27-30, here is a study I had done and tried to teach in Sunday school when I was still in the church, attempting to wake them up to the truth that the Torah had not been done away with. Sadly, I just ran up against a brick wall, trying to fight the doctrines of Paul.
To: Paul, “Woe to the shepherds that lead My people astray”.